"Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" as written by and H Hafferman Marshall Mathers....
On the first page of our story
The future seemed so bright
Then this thing turned out so evil
I don't know why I'm still surprised
Even angels have their wicked schemes
And you take that to new extremes
But you'll always be my hero
Even though you've lost your mind

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that's all right because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
But that's all right because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie
Oh, I love the way you lie

Now there's gravel in our voices
Glass is shattered from the fight
In this tug of war, you'll always win
Even when I'm right
'Cause you feed me fables from your head
With violent words and empty threats
And it's sick that all these battles
Are what keeps me satisfied

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that's all right because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
But that's all right because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie
Oh, I love the way you lie

So maybe I'm a masochist
I try to run but I don't want to ever leave
Til the walls are goin' up
In smoke with all our memories

This morning, you wake, a sun ray hits your face
Smeared makeup as we lay in the wake of destruction
Hush baby, speak softly, tell me how awfully sorry
That you pushed me into the coffee table last night
So I can push you off me
Try and touch me so I can scream at you not to touch me
Run out the room and I'll follow you like a lost puppy
Baby, without you, I'm nothing, I'm so lost, hug me
Then tell me how ugly I am, but that you'll always love me
Then after that, shove me, in the aftermath of the
Destructive path that we're on, two psychopaths but we
Know that no matter how many knives we put in each other's backs
That we'll have each others backs, 'cause we're that lucky
Together, we move mountains, let's not make mountains out of molehills,
You hit me twice, yeah, but who's counting?
I may have hit you three times, I'm startin' to lose count
But together, we'll live forever, we found the youth fountain
Our love is crazy, we're nuts, but I refused counseling
This house is too huge, if you move out I'll burn all two thousand
Square feet of it to the ground, ain't shit you can do about it
With you I'm in my fuckin' mind, without you, I'm out it

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that's all right because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
But that's all right because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie


Lyrics submitted by 3isACharm, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Love the Way You Lie, Pt. 2" as written by Holly Hafermann Alexander Junior Grant

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI think there's a reason that this song (and Part I, of course) were, and perhaps still are, on the top charts. I'm not a fan of rap myself, but this song hit a soft spot inside me. Its meaning is crystal clear. A relationship that starts out perfectly, with two people who're head over heels for each other, but it soon turns out to be nothing but an abusive relationship. They hate and love each other at the same time, fighting and then feeling sorry about it. They're indeed two psychopaths, whose love is so strong they think they can move mountains. And just because their love is so strong, they overlook the fights, the pain and the horror they inflict on each other, because they can't go on without one another.

    So, this song is about a hate/love relationship, and how people can be stuck in an unhealthy relationship just because their feelings are too strong for them to give up on their other half, even though they're hurting. In my opinion, this song is a true piece of art.
    thespian-oon August 07, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationWelcome to my analysis of Love The Way You Like Part 2, if you haven't read mine from part one yet i suggest you do so as it will explain the other side of the story. I don't think this one is as well written as part one as it's a lot more obvious, and also seems to blame the guy when part one said that it's both of their faults. but here's an analysis anyway.

    (This is obviously the her reply to part one. Part one was the guys side and how he views the relationship but now we get to her what the girl thinks.)
    On the first page of our story
    The future seemed so bright
    Then this thing turned out so evil
    I don't know why I'm still surprised
    (When they first fell in love everything seemed perfect. She thought they'd be together forever. Then they started fighting and she realized how horrible the relationship really is but still it comes as a "surprise" when they fight.)

    Even angels have their wicked schemes
    And you take that to new extremes
    But you'll always be my hero
    Even though you've lost your mind
    (She says that even the most perfect people are hiding things behind closed doors, but she says that he takes it to a new level with their constant fighting. But she admits that she'll still always love him even though they fight 24/7)

    Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
    Well that's alright because I like the way it hurts
    Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
    Well that's alright because I love the way you lie
    Love the way you lie
    Oh I love the way you lie
    (same as love the way you lie pt. 1)

    Now there's gravel in our voices
    Glass is shattered from the fight
    In this tug of war you'll always win
    Even when I'm right
    'Cause you feed me fables from your head
    With violent words and empty threats
    And it's sick that all these battles are what keeps me satisfied
    (This is obviously right after a fight, Their voices are worn out from yelling at each other and glass is shattered on the floor, this also can be inferred that both sides were at fault for. She knows that she'll always come running back to him after they fight and she swears she's going to leave. She knows that they'll continue to stay together and not break up, even though she feels that she'd be completely justified in leaving him.)

    So maybe I'm a masochist
    I try to run
    But I don't wanna ever leave
    Til the walls are going up in smoke with all our memories
    (This part references the part 1 music video. She admits that she really does love the fights they get into as much as he does. When she tries to run she's overcome with love and doesn't want to leave him, so she stays. The next line references the music video's end when the house is burning up. The song says that this is what really makes her want to leave him, but the video implies that she still won't and that she'll stay with him because their love is just that strong)

    [Eminem]:
    This morning you wake
    A sun ray hits your face
    Smeared make-up as we lay in the wake of destruction
    (setting the scene for after the fire. The first two lines imply that she thinks that she's beautiful and that he still loves her. The third line is descriptive of the night before when the house burned down.)
    Hush baby
    Speak softly
    Tell me your awfully sorry
    (Again this says that he still loves her, he tells her to speak softly that she might ruin the moment of beauty he sees in her. She blames herself for what happened, either rightly or wrongly is really not for us to decide, as it's been said before they both have bad tempers and are extremely jealous of each other, so maybe they were both at fault and they both did something.)
    That you pushed me into the coffee table last night so I can push you off me
    Try and touch me so I can scream at you not to touch me
    (He's almost daring her to start a fight here I think. He's telling her to bring up what she did to hurt him last night so he can get his revenge and push her back. He wants her to reach over and touch him so he can start another fight and push her away.)
    Run out the room and I'll follow you like a lost puppy
    (This is a major counterpoint to the last 2 lines. As much as he wants to fight her and push her away, he admits that he'd be lost without her.)
    Baby without you I'm nothing
    I'm so lost
    Hug me then tell me how ugly I am
    But that you'll always love me
    Then after that shove me
    (This again describes the love/hate relationship they have and how they're both to blame for it. He tells her that he's nothing without her and he's "lost" metaphorically and that's why they fight all of the time. The last 3 lines are him wanting her to start an argument too. He wants her to show that she loves him by hugging him and telling him that she'll always love him. But he also wants to fight, he wants her to tell him how "ugly" (ugly on the inside, how his outside appearance doesn't match how much he fights on the inside) he is and shove him away.)

    In the aftermath of the destructive path that we're on
    Two psychopaths but we know that no matter how many knives we put in each other's backs
    That we'll have each other's backs
    'Cause we're that lucky
    Together we move mountains
    Let's not make mountains out of mole hills
    (Again, saying that even after the house burned down, he knows that they're both crazy, they're both to blame for the constant fights they get into, that no matter how much they start fights with each other and hurt each other they'll always love each other. They know that they're lucky to have each other because they satisfy each others needs of love and hate. He asks her not to make a big deal about what happened before, as always it could always be much much much worse, even than burning down the house.)

    You hit me twice yeah but who's countin'?
    I may of hit you three times, I'm startin' to lose count
    (As the last song, he shows that the blame is on both of them, but when he says "yeah, but who's countin'?" he's being sarcastic, obviously he was counting how many times she hit him the night before. In his rage though he doesn't remember how many times he's hit her, both total and the night before.)

    But together we'll live forever
    We found the youth fountain
    Our love is crazy, we're nuts
    But I refuse counseling
    (I think this is self explanatory too. Together they feel like they can overcome all odds (when they're getting along) They know that their relationship is crazy, they're crazy for staying together with how they both are and how they fight all of the time. As I said before though, this song is unlike the first part because it shifts blame to the guy where the first song blamed them both equally (almost). The guy does the typical guy thing and denies that anything is wrong, they're both in love and hate in the same time and that's all that matters, so he refuses to go and see anyone else to work out the problems. It works for him and it works for her both, so in his eyes there's no need to get help.)

    This house is too huge
    If you move out I'll burn all two-thousand square feet of it to the ground
    Ain't shit you can do about it
    'Cause with you I'm in my fucking mind
    Without you I'm out it
    (flashback reference to part 1 again. He says that if she leaves that he'll burn the house to the ground. All because of just how much he loves her, he needs her to function normally. Without her he feels like he's absolutely nothing. Without her he'll completely lose his sanity.)

    Thus ends my analysis of part 2. Both parts are good but i still prefer part 1 because it is less biased and has much more creative writing to it.
    johnwuzhere1993on November 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so real. i think a lot of people can relate to this. its kinda like part two is telling it from a womens view and part one is the mans.

    BethanyAnnaon January 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFor me it's about a soldier coming home from war a different and destructive person and the turmoil in the relationship when he comes home. "but you'll always be my hero, even though you've lost your mind."
    Agingerr99on April 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEm killed it!
    Paydro91on November 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove it. Twice as much.
    WTFjacquion November 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is wack... but OMGoodness... eminem's part saved the song... rihanna burn the song, literaly
    rienne3don November 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwanted to be the first one to comment... haha
    rienne3don November 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love better than the first one:) in love how eminem raps it.
    jasonderulo10on November 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh that anger in eminem when he raps it is what makes this son one of my top 5. awesome
    axyluvon December 02, 2010   Link

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